Jimmie Allen: BET won’t support me as a black country artist, but Nashville will

Country singer Jimmie Allen has a few choice words for Black Entertainment Television.

Allen tweeted his frustration at BET Tuesday morning for refusing to play his music videos. He gave props to Nashville at the same time.

“So @BET stands for Black Entertainment Television but yet they won’t play my Music Vidoes. Last time I checked I was black,” Allen tweeted. “People worried about ‘Nashville’ not letting black country artist in but yet BET won’t let black country artist in. Nashville let me in.”

Country music didn’t just let Allen in. The genre, long dominated by white male singers, celebrated Allen last year when his debut single “Best Shot” made history as a three-week No. 1 song. “Best Shot” is from Allen’s first album, “Mercury Lane,” which was also released last year. His new single “Make Me Want To” is out now.

Allen will spend his summer on tour with Chris Young and Rascal Flatts and will play CMA Fest’s Chevy Riverfront Stage in June.

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So @BET stands for Black Entertainment Television but yet they won't play my Music Vidoes. Last time I checked I was black. People worried about " Nashville" not letting black country artist in but yet BET won't let black country artist in. Nashville let me in. ☕️🐸🤷🏽‍♂️

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